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Lenovo IdeaPad U410

Introduction

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 specifications page.

NameLenovo IdeaPad U410
Processor3rd generation Intel Core i5-3337U
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3517U
3rd generation Intel Core i7-3537U
Screen14“ 1366×768 Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDUp to 1TB
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce 610M
Network10/100 Ethernet
802.11 bgn

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested

Notes

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Summary

You can enter a summary of how well the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 works with Linux here.


Discussion

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Chris Shula, 2014/06/06 01:18

I would edit this myself but I am a bit scared to do so and all, so if OP or someone brave enough to make the change sees this, I have a Lenovo IdeaPad U410 with an Intel i5 3317U, not 3337U. (I know it's a little number difference but for all I know, they could be completely different chipsets.)

Everything works fine for me except the horrible microphone, which works badly under Windows as well so I know for a fact that it's just the hardware. Have Ubuntu with the Gnome Compiz flashback desktop environment running, and Bumblebee as well for graphics power management. It runs a lot more smoothly than the Windows install (especially because I have the installation on the SSD (it's funny because Windows was supposed to be installed on that, but the engineers forgot that memory companies give you less than you paid for and you're basically just left with a deadweight SSD (unless that's used for the iRST))) and it's so great. Processor governs itself, no need to switch between power management options like you do in Windows. Synaptics touchpad works right out of the box on Ubuntu, as do the wireless card and everything else, basically. Even the headphone jack, which takes microphone input as well, works so nicely. I love it.

arnold rimmer, 2013/11/25 22:07

+1 for linux on the SSD /home on HDD, got rid of all the crap and partitions.

Had a problem at first reading USB boot devices, bios settings did nothing. Sorted that with windows metro boot loader(? been a while since i used windows), now bios settings work too.

Using opensuse 12.3 no problem, with bumblebee/nvidia going very smooth. Battery life is pretty good.

touchpad's buttons are awfull :D wireless range is canny piss poor ..note for self, check to see if its power saving causing it .. pretty sure its not though. I dont use the mic, would use an external one on any computer.

Im happy with it (I wanted arch on it), missus adores it (she likes the chameleon), and chameleon loves it.

Michael H, 2013/09/16 18:25

I got problems with the two graphiccards. It seems, they are both active all the time which means i only had like 2h runtime until i turned one off by biosconfig.

2nd thing is: i dont get the internal micro running.

rest seems fine.

Marius S, 2013/11/15 14:09

Try using bumblebee. I've got about 6hrs of battery life with it. The microphone is crackling really loud on my U410. It's unusable.

Michael DeFrancesco, 2013/06/04 06:01

Almost perfectly working except for Intel RST. Removed the Raid0, put Linux on the SSD and /home on the HDD.

There is a CPU Power limit and a 'failed to enable AA' error when booting, or resuming from suspend. Kernel 3.8.0

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